Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Venice Carnevale



CARNEVALE

  VENICE ITALY

 



VENICE

  CARNEVALE in GREEN





CARNEVALE VENICE

2020

VENENZIA 

ITALIA


 

VENICE

ITALY


CLASSIC VENICE

The MOLO Looking to San MAGGIORE


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During CARNEVALE

CAFFE FLORIAN is "A MUST" !






VENETIAN CARNEVALE 2020

"WILL IT SNOW" ?''





By The BRIDGE of SIGHS

VENICE

CARNEVALE 2019


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SANTA MARIA delle SALUTE

VENICE



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The FEAST of THE 7 FISH"

AFTER YOU VISIT VENICE"

Relive Your VENETIAN MEMORIES

With VENETIAN SEAFOOD RECIPES 

In The FEAST of The 7 FISH

by Daniel Bellino Zwicke




The WINE BARS of VENICE

ULTIMATE GUIDE 

by BEST SELLING ITALIAN COOKBOOK AUTHOR



 


Visiting VENETIAN BACARI (Wine Bars)

Are a "MUST DO"

During CARNEVALE in VENICE

SEE THE ULTIMATE VENETIAN GUIDE to The BACARI of VENICE





And YOU'LL WANT to GO to HARRY'S BAR

"ANOTHER VENETIAN MUST DO"



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Daniel Bellino Zwicke



Inside HARRY'S BAR



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The MOLO

CARNEVEALE



A BRIEF HISTORY of VENETIAN CARNEVALE



The origins of the Venice Carnival date back a very long time, but it is not one hundred percent clear when this would have been. Most sources mention 1162 when Venice celebrated the victory against the Patriarch of Aquileia, while other sources claim that the Doge Vitale Falier (the chief magistrate in the former republic of Venice) and the government of la Serenissima allowed the poor people already in 1094 to enjoy a short period of fun and festivities. Over time, the event has appeared and disappeared, and the festival and the use of masks even became strictly forbidden in 1797 under the rule of the King of Austria. It reappeared gradually in the nineteenth century, but only for short periods and mainly for private parties. It was only since 1979 that the event became organized in the current way. At that time, the government and some Venetian associations (such as Teatro La Fenice, the Venice Biennale and other tourist organizations) decided to revive the history and culture of Venice.














Nobody knows why Venetians began wearing masks. One of the scholars claims that it was caused by the extremely rigid class system ruling in Venice, especially that during carnival the usual order was overthrown: the poorest beggar could pretend to be the richest man. 






The tradition of masking has a long tradition in Venice. All the way back in 1268, a law even was passed to ban—of all things—putting on masks and throwing perfumed eggs!
By the time of the Renaissance, masks were a fixture of Carnevale celebrations. By the 16th century, the popular Commedia d’Arte troupe performed slapstick comedy in the piazzas of Venice—while masked. Believe it or not, though, masking was hardly just a Carnival tradition.
By the 18th century, Venetians were allowed to wear masks for six months a year. And they took advantage! Black velvet masks, for example, would be worn in “houses of ill repute”—especially gambling parlors—to shield their owners’ identities, as shown in the painting here.
Not quite. By the 18th century, Venice’s Carnevale festivities were going downhill. With the Austrian conquest of Venice in 1798, mask-wearing—as well as Carnevale—were all but finished. In the 1930s, Mussolini banned the celebrations altogether.
So what changed? In 1979, a group of Venetian artisans banned together to restart Carnevale. If that seems like a ploy for tourism, it was—and it was one that worked. Today, about 3 million people travel to Venice every year for Carnevale. The 1970s are also when the long-forgotten art of mask-making was restarted. 
Today, Carnevale in Venice is a huge celebration that goes on for two weeks. While many events—particularly the opulent masquerade balls—require invitations and have steep ticket prices, many others, like the candle-lit parade of boats, concerts, and street performances, are free and open to the public.




A VENETIAN MASQUERADE BALL

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Painting by Pietro Longhi









Masked Revelers dressed in Traditional Costumes

At the MODERN DAY CARNEVALE


of VENICE




CARNEVALE

VENICE, ITALY





SUNDAY SAUCE

WHEN ITALIANS COOK







Piazza San Marco

by CANALETTO











The RIDOTTO

by Francesco Guardi

Venenzia 


















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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Wandering Venice Tour






Tour of Venice




CICHETTI WINE TOUR of VENICE






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L'ARCO Venice Wine Bar






L'ARCO

VENICE

"The 1st Bacaro I ever went to. My 1st taste of Cichetti"

Best Selling Italian Cookbook Author Daniel-Bellin-Zwicke

Creator of BAR CICHETTI , America's 1st Ever "Bacaro" ( Venetian Wine Bar)





Getting CICHETTI

at L'ARCO

VENICE

1995

VENETIAN SEAFOOD RECIPES




CICHETTI




Sunday, January 5, 2020

Da CAROMA VENICE





Da CAROMA


VENICE

BACARO

CICHETTI e OMBRA





al COVO

OSTERIA SQUERI

PROMESSI SPOSI



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Eating in Venice Cichetti Seafood Pasta





all ARCO







EATING in VENICE







TRATTORIA BURANO

VENENZIA





VENETIAN WINE BAR TOUR

by BEST SELLING ITALIAN COOKBOOK Author

DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE





OSTERIA all ARCO

SAN POLO

VENICE






SPRITZ OMBRA e CICHETTI

VENICE TOUR






Da CODROMA

VENICE












Saturday, December 28, 2019

Vino Sfuso Inexpensive Wine Shop Venice






VINI SFUSO

Do MORI


VENICE



Vino sfuso, literally wine from the cask or demijohn, is a delicious staple in the Italian diet. Daily, families take their empty bottles down to the local cantina for a refill of their preferred grape.
Throughout history, wine and beer were consumed by all, as it was often safer than drinking water. Your enemies could easily poison the water supply you know! Drink vino (wine) instead! Table wine usually hovers around the eleven percent alcohol level, making it light enough for lunch. In Venice, each neighborhood has at least one cantina to choose from. These are genuine local businesses that do not cater to tourists. So, be prepared to practice your Italian and pay in cash.
In each region of the country, you will find this type of shop. It’s usually conveniently located near the butcher or baker. Regionalism is a predominant cultural element.


What is vino sfuso? Translated word for word: “loose wine” (no, no, not “promiscuous”… “unpackaged” ). More properly defined: bulk wine, dream come true, wine on tap, wine from the cask (the barrel or container where wine is fermented, matured, stored or shipped).







Nave d'Oro, Canareggio.

As already noted the Nave d'Oro Vino Sfuso shops are quite widespread in Venice although they seem to be owned by different members of the same family and others. This one is a particularly nice one advertising Torbolino (the new partially-fermented sweet red wine) and exceptionally Frizzante wines.





A BACARO Somewhere in VENICE

Vintage Picture


VENETIAN SEAFOOD RECIPES

To GO with YOUR WINE !





DEMIJOHNS of WINE

VENICE





In this little survey, we were told that the majority of Veneziani take home Raboso for red and Verduzzo for their white vino sfuso. Isn't that amazing?






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ITALIAN CHRISTMAS

For LENT

And ALL YEAR LONG







Raboso is a red wine grape grown primarily in the eastern part of Veneto. It is also called Raboso Piave, from the name of a river near where it is grown. It produces deep-colored wine, with notably high levels of tannin and medium alcohol content and high acid. The name raboxo in the native Venetian language means "angry", because angry is the sensation in the mouth when this wine is drunk young. Raboso was in the past the most cultivated grape variety of eastern Veneto; Venetian navigators called it vin de viajo, "wine of travel", because it was the most resistant to aging and transport. Its popularity decreased in the 20th century, and today the vineyards of Raboxo are just 1–2% of the total amount of vineyards in Veneto.

Verduzzo (or Verduzzo Friulano) is a white Italian wine grape grown predominantly in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northeast Italy. It is also found in significant plantings in the Piave Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) of the Veneto region, though some of these plantings may be of the separate Verduzzo Trevigiano variety. Verduzzo Friulano is used in varietal and blended wines, many of which fall under DOC as well as vino da tavola designations, that range in style from dry to late harvest wines.[1] According to wine expert Oz Clarke, most of the sweeter examples of Verduzzo can be found in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia with the grape being used for progressively drier styles of the wine the further west into the Veneto.



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